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Investment Officer
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Company: Gazelle Finance Universal Credit Organization LLC Location: Armenia, Yerevan
Employment Type: Full Time Open Dates: 12-03-19 00:00 To 12-04-19 23:59
Category: Loans, Lending, Mortgages Salary: Competitive salary, plus participation in the company incentive program and standard benefits.
Experience: 3 year(s) Preferred Age: --------
Education: Master Degree (MD) Preferred Gender: --------

Job Description
Gazelle Finance UCO is looking for a candidate for the position of Investment Officer (IO). The incumbent will be responsible for building and managing a portfolio of debt and equity investments in high growth companies in Armenia to achieve a double bottom line of financial return and development impact objectives of Gazelle Finance. The IO is expected to: (a) develop a robust pipeline of investment opportunities; (b) conduct preliminary due diligence to select the top performing companies for consideration by the Investment Committee (IC); (c) carry-out necessary financial analysis, including building financial models; (d) present the business case in the form of a succinct written investment memorandum and presentation to the IC; (e) conduct detailed due diligence on IC-approved prospective investee companies; (f) execute transaction documentation and disburse investment capital; and (g) manage a large portfolio of companies to achieve the double bottom-line investment objectives of Gazelle Finance. The position requires a finance and banking background, strong analytical and writing skills, financial modeling skills to carry-out DCF analysis and create pro-forma financial statements, as well as applied experience in actual deal origination, investment structuring, deal analysis/ due diligence, and investment portfolio management. This position reports to Executive Director of the Credit Organization.

Job Responsibilities
-Originate an investable pipeline of transactions
-Conduct preliminary due diligence on prospective investees
-Negotiate debt (partially-collateralized income participation loans) and equity investment structures with investee companies
-Prepare investment memorandums, financial models, and supporting documentation to be presented to the IC for each prospective investment
-Execute investment transactions (i.e. prepare, execute and register investment documents)
-Disburse funds to investee companies
-Provide business advisory support to investees and structure highly strategic technical assistance interventions for investee companies as part of value add investment strategy
-Monitor and track financial performance of investee companies to ensure that loan payments are current and revenue interest payments achieve budgeted targets
-Engage investees on a regular basis for monitoring purposes and to serve as an active risk/ growth investment partner of the companies
-Utilize Gazelle Finance's financial reporting systems, and monitor and measure financial and development performance objectives of investees
-Prepare and deliver reports on financial performance and development objectives for internal purpose and for inclusion in reports to the Fund's board and investors
-Ensure investees are in compliance with fund environmental, social, anti-corruption, and anti-money laundering policies and procedures, during due diligence of prospective investees and monitoring of investees
-Monitor collateral/ collateral value of income participation loans, release collateral once income participation loans are fully paid off, and in instances of default oversee legal action to collect and repossess collateral
-Secure an exit of the Fund's equity position from the investee companies
-Manage the portfolio of investments with the objective to maximize returns to investors and achieve the Company’s development objectives
-Engage third party consultants, service providers, and/ or legal counsel where necessary for due diligence, investee monitoring, or legal action against investees
-Oversee the audit processes for investee companies
-Work independently in small in-country and cross-country Gazelle teams and share knowledge across the Organization

Required Qualifications
-Master's degree, preferably in Business Administration or Finance
-At least 3 years of professional finance and banking experience in at least one of the following disciplines: commercial banking, private equity, corporate finance, M&A or project finance with preference given to those candidates with equity investment experience
-Native Armenian speaker, fluent in English language, conversant in Russian language with strong English financial writing skills
-Demonstrated track record of identifying, evaluating, and closing transactions and managing multiple projects
-Proven fluency with legal documents such as term sheets, contracts, and investment agreements
-Extensive experience in financial modeling, conducting due diligence, and deal negotiation/ structuring
-Proven ability to work in a dynamic, fast-paced, high-growth environment where everyone is expected to balance multiple roles and commitments
-Self-starter with positive attitude, willing to roll-up sleeves and do the actual work and work independently with limited guidance
-Good networker with solid local network of professional contacts, especially in the small and medium business segment
-Good communication, selling, and negotiation skills
-Entrepreneurial team player, willing and able to work long hours when necessary and contribute in multiple ways in a growth environment
-Willingness to travel occasionally in the region

Application Procedure
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About Company
Gazelle Finance Universal Credit Organization LLC is investing in high growth small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Armenia. To learn more about Gazelle Finance, please visit:

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